Bee trees really stink. I generally give an honest effort to remove honey bees from trees but today was a little too much. On the upside the colony swarmed the day before.
In the photos below you can see my tallest ladder which is 40 feet long! I had it extended as far as she would go and to be honest it would have been better if it was a few feet taller.
Monday, March 12, 2012
This colony didn't do a great job of picking their new home. The dryer vent pipe inside the wall had slipped away from the flapper/opening. The swarm was planning on using this to gain access into the floor system. I'm not sure why they didn't move into the floor system (may be the queen missed the opening). Anyway, they had already built a small section of comb and were working hard to start a new home right there in the open. Thanks Amanda for taking the pics and sending them to me!